Schalk is a self confessed 'sports fanatic' and is keen on squash, chess, golf, cricket, rugby and especially tennis. It was whilst participating in sports that he realised he needed to improve his fitness and he walked into CrossFit Gym in his native South Africa where he was exposed to 21-15-9 of thrusters (7kg) and box step ups. It was here that he was officially hooked.
Soon after his first CrossFit workout he was introduced to the 2013 CrossFit Games and a gentleman known as Rich Froning who would go on to become one of the sport's best. It was at this time, Schalk wanted to compete which is something he has continued to do including appearances at the 2021 Fittest in Cape Town.
Schlak began coaching in 2014 so brings with him a wealth of experience. His passion for coaching and helping people is evident and he has a thorough understanding that every individual is different and has unique wellness goals. With Schalk you will receive regular peals of fitness wisdom and a friendly face from someone who genuinely cares about your performance.